The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Science over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Computer Science (Computing Science)
Rank 108 89 80
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -9
Contract jobs citing Computer Science 29 45 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.91% 1.64% 1.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.16% 5.92% 4.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 21 6
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£390 £423 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £456 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Average hourly rate £13.25 £11.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.21% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £47.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-35.78% +46.15%
Computer Science
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
918 760 694
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 28.67% 27.65% 28.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 440 418 341
Average daily rate £365 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £464 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 19 25
Average hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +92.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £11.43 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £57.60 £17.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.27% +8.75%

Computer Science
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Computer Science Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Computer Science
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Computer Science across the Scotland region.

Computer Science Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Computer Science
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Computer Science across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

Computer Science Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Computer Science
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science across the Scotland region.

Computer Science Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Computer Science
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -6 11 £390 -13.33% 17
Renfrewshire +7 8 £384 +9.64% 1
Glasgow -13 3 - - 13
Dundee - 2 £450 - 1
South Lanarkshire - 2 - -
Fife -7 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 - - 4
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Computer Science
UK

Computer Science
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Computer Science also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Computer Science.

1 54 (90.00%) Degree
2 28 (46.67%) SQL
3 20 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 19 (31.67%) Windows
5 16 (26.67%) Linux
5 16 (26.67%) Microsoft
6 15 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 14 (23.33%) Java
8 12 (20.00%) Citrix
8 12 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 12 (20.00%) UNIX
8 12 (20.00%) SC Cleared
8 12 (20.00%) Finance
9 11 (18.33%) HTML
10 10 (16.67%) SAN
11 9 (15.00%) XML
11 9 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (13.33%) IPsec
12 8 (13.33%) Clustering
12 8 (13.33%) CSS
12 8 (13.33%) .NET
12 8 (13.33%) JavaScript
12 8 (13.33%) MS Excel
12 8 (13.33%) Configuration Management
12 8 (13.33%) Software Distribution
12 8 (13.33%) Server Building
13 7 (11.67%) HP
13 7 (11.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 7 (11.67%) DNS

Computer Science
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Computer Science also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Computer Science. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.33%) Drupal
2 2 (3.33%) IIS
2 2 (3.33%) Apache
3 1 (1.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.33%) MS Office
4 1 (1.67%) MS Project
4 1 (1.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (1.67%) TIBCO iProcess
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.67%) SAN
2 8 (13.33%) IPsec
3 7 (11.67%) DNS
3 7 (11.67%) NAS
4 6 (10.00%) Internet
5 3 (5.00%) X.500
5 3 (5.00%) LDAP
5 3 (5.00%) Kerberos
6 2 (3.33%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.33%) VPN
6 2 (3.33%) NetScaler
6 2 (3.33%) DHCP
6 2 (3.33%) IPv4
7 1 (1.67%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.67%) ATM
7 1 (1.67%) VoIP
7 1 (1.67%) Firewall
7 1 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.33%) Sybase ASE
3 2 (3.33%) EDRMS
3 2 (3.33%) MSDE
3 2 (3.33%) Sybase IQ
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.67%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.67%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.67%) PowerCenter
4 1 (1.67%) DataStage
4 1 (1.67%) QualityStage
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.67%) Spotfire
4 1 (1.67%) Big Data
4 1 (1.67%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (1.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (8.33%) Ant
2 3 (5.00%) JUnit
2 3 (5.00%) JIRA
3 2 (3.33%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.33%) Maven
3 2 (3.33%) Hudson
3 2 (3.33%) Gradle
3 2 (3.33%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.33%) Trac
4 1 (1.67%) WinDbg
General
1 12 (20.00%) Finance
2 6 (10.00%) Banking
3 3 (5.00%) Marketing
4 2 (3.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (21.67%) Developer
2 8 (13.33%) Integration Engineer
3 5 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 4 (6.67%) Analyst
4 4 (6.67%) Wintel Engineer
5 3 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (5.00%) SQL Developer
6 2 (3.33%) Applications Support Analyst
6 2 (3.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (3.33%) Software Developer
6 2 (3.33%) Test Engineer
6 2 (3.33%) Administrator
6 2 (3.33%) Quality Engineer
6 2 (3.33%) Support Analyst
6 2 (3.33%) Support Engineer
6 2 (3.33%) Applications Support
6 2 (3.33%) Consultant
6 2 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (3.33%) Software Engineer
6 2 (3.33%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.33%) HTML
2 9 (15.00%) XML
3 8 (13.33%) .NET
3 8 (13.33%) CSS
4 5 (8.33%) J2EE
4 5 (8.33%) HTML5
5 4 (6.67%) CSS3
5 4 (6.67%) Web Services
5 4 (6.67%) ASP.NET
6 3 (5.00%) DOM
6 3 (5.00%) JAXB
6 3 (5.00%) jQuery
6 3 (5.00%) .NET Framework
7 2 (3.33%) YUI
7 2 (3.33%) Middleware
8 1 (1.67%) OLE
8 1 (1.67%) OLE DB
8 1 (1.67%) Hibernate
8 1 (1.67%) Spring
8 1 (1.67%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.33%) Clustering
2 6 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.67%) Replication
4 3 (5.00%) PKI
4 3 (5.00%) Mathematics
5 2 (3.33%) Physics
5 2 (3.33%) Fat Client
5 2 (3.33%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.33%) Derivative
5 2 (3.33%) Equity Derivative
5 2 (3.33%) Statistics
5 2 (3.33%) Device Driver
5 2 (3.33%) PMI
5 2 (3.33%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.67%) Economics
6 1 (1.67%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 19 (31.67%) Windows
2 16 (26.67%) Linux
3 12 (20.00%) UNIX
4 7 (11.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (10.00%) Solaris
6 5 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (8.33%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.33%) Windows 8
7 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.33%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.33%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.67%) OS/2
8 1 (1.67%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (13.33%) Configuration Management
2 8 (13.33%) Software Distribution
2 8 (13.33%) Server Building
3 7 (11.67%) ITIL
4 6 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 6 (10.00%) SDLC
4 6 (10.00%) Performance Testing
5 5 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (8.33%) Time Management
5 5 (8.33%) Workflow
5 5 (8.33%) Validation
5 5 (8.33%) OO
6 4 (6.67%) TDD
6 4 (6.67%) Mentoring
6 4 (6.67%) Change Control
7 3 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (5.00%) Content Management
7 3 (5.00%) OOP
7 3 (5.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 28 (46.67%) SQL
2 14 (23.33%) Java
3 8 (13.33%) JavaScript
4 7 (11.67%) C++
5 6 (10.00%) T-SQL
6 5 (8.33%) PowerShell
7 4 (6.67%) C#
7 4 (6.67%) Perl
8 3 (5.00%) PL/SQL
8 3 (5.00%) VBScript
8 3 (5.00%) C
8 3 (5.00%) Shell Script
9 2 (3.33%) VB
9 2 (3.33%) Python
10 1 (1.67%) Assembly Language
10 1 (1.67%) XPath
Qualifications
1 54 (90.00%) Degree
2 15 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 12 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 12 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (11.67%) MCSE
5 4 (6.67%) Sun Certification
6 3 (5.00%) MCTS
7 2 (3.33%) MCITP
7 2 (3.33%) PMI Certification
7 2 (3.33%) MCSA
7 2 (3.33%) MCP
7 2 (3.33%) MCSD
8 1 (1.67%) PMP
8 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.67%) MBA
8 1 (1.67%) OCPJP
8 1 (1.67%) ISTQB
8 1 (1.67%) CAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.67%) QA
2 1 (1.67%) Data Quality
System Software
1 20 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (8.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.33%) XenDesktop
4 2 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.67%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (11.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 5 (8.33%) Tivoli
2 5 (8.33%) Netcool
3 2 (3.33%) Nagios
3 2 (3.33%) Puppet
3 2 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.67%) HP UCMDB
4 1 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 12 (20.00%) Citrix
3 7 (11.67%) VMware
3 7 (11.67%) HP
4 6 (10.00%) Veritas
5 4 (6.67%) Sun
6 3 (5.00%) Sybase
7 2 (3.33%) Informatica
7 2 (3.33%) Remedy
7 2 (3.33%) AppSense
7 2 (3.33%) Opsware
7 2 (3.33%) Oracle
8 1 (1.67%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.67%) Teradata
8 1 (1.67%) Telerik
8 1 (1.67%) Ab Initio
8 1 (1.67%) Serena
8 1 (1.67%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.67%) SAP
8 1 (1.67%) Cisco
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